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Misty Mountain String Band Releases “Red Horizon”

Red HorizonOn May 27th Misty Mountain String Band released their brand new fan-funded album, Red Horizon, and are taking it on the road for an ambitious touring schedule of shows and festival appearances, including The Master Musicians Festival in their home state of Kentucky where they will play alongside Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, and Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band.

Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley Release "The Country Blues" to Radio

The Country BluesNashville, TN -- Some things you know are just meant to be, but it was still welcome news for Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley when their debut duo album, Before The Sun Goes Down, earned a Grammy nomination for the Best Bluegrass Album. And with the release of their new project, The Country Blues on July 8th, the pair build on the first one’s strengths to take their unique musical conversation to an even higher level.

Larry Cordle, Ralph Stanley II Lend a Hand on ‘Heart of Appalachia’

Heart of AppalachiWise County, VA -- A new song about Southwest Virginia, by emerging singer/songwriter Kaitlyn Baker, has been tapped as the official theme song for tourism in the region. Baker, who is from Wise County, Virginia, wrote “Heart of Appalachia” with longtime collaborator Scott Arnold.

Special Consensus Celebrates 40 Years with “Long I Ride”

Long I RideNashville, TN -- Long I Ride celebrates Special Consensus’ 40th anniversary as a band with an engaging set of songs and guest collaborations that’s certain to garner more acclaim. The title track, written by former band member Robbie Fulks, showcases each of the three vocalists in the group including newcomer/mandolinist Nick Dumas. Bluegrass favorites Della Mae join the band for a fresh take on the Larry Cordle classic “Highway 40 Blues” and label mates Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley, together with producer/banjoist Alison Brown, deliver a blistering version of the Josh Graves penned standard “Fireball.”

Mountain Fever Presents “Welcome Home” from The Gospel Plowboys

Welcome HomeWillis, VA -- Mountain Fever Records is proud to announce the release of a brand new album from The Gospel Plowboys. Welcome Home is available to radio and consumers today! The Gospel Plowboys, based in Salisbury, NC, combines the talents of David Murph (mandolin), John Goodson (banjo), Michael Jenkins (guitar), David Brown (guitar, bass), Andrew Brown (bass, dobro) and Kris Miller (guitar). Between the six musicians, five are vocalists as well.

Ray Cardwell & Tennessee Moon Preparing Debut Album

Ray Cardwell & Tennessee MoonAfter several months in the studio with guitar legend/producer Pat Flynn, Ray’s debut solo album,Tennessee Moon, is ALMOST done and ready to be mastered. To help wrap things up, they have launched a Kickstarter campaign. For info on the project and a list of fabulous perks for supporters, please visit the “Help Ray Finish His CD” page here. There are only eight days remaining in the campaign!

The O'Connor Band to Release "Coming Home" August 5th

The O'Connor Band - Coming HomeNashville, TN - The O'Connor Band, the family band led by acclaimed musician and composer Mark O'Connor, has announced they will release their debut album, Coming Home, August 5 on Rounder. Throughout the 12-song album, the O'Connor Band draws upon a deep well of talent and tradition to make music whose sonic and emotional appeal transcends time and genre, demonstrating an effortless rapport that underlines the group's family roots as well as its prestigious collective pedigree.

Lou Reid and Carolina Are Rollin’ On with New Album

Lou Reid and Carolina - Rollin’ OnOlin, NC -- The award-winning Lou Reid and Carolina have announced the digital release of their new album, Rollin’ On is now available for purchase at www.LouReidAndCarolina.com. Physical albums will be available for purchase June 10.

NewTown's "Harlan Road" Debuts - Due in Stores July 8

Harlan RoadNashville, TN -- NewTown's "Harlan Road" premiered earlier this week. The title track of the group's newest CD, due in stores July 8, "Harlan Road" is available for free download to fans who pre-order the Harlan Road CD from iTunes. Produced by multi-Grammy Award winner Barry Bales, the 11-track outing is on the Mountain Home Music Company label. Footage of the recording can be seen below.

Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley have The Country Blue

The Country BluesNashville, TN May 25th, 2016 — Some things you know are just meant to be, but it was still welcome news for Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley when their debut duo album, Before The Sun Goes Down, earned a Grammy nomination for the Best Bluegrass Album. And with the release of their new project, The Country Blues on July 8th, the pair build on the first one’s strengths to take their unique musical conversation to an even higher level.

New Music from Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

Burden BearerNashville, TN -- Mountain Home Music Company has announced a July 8, 2016 release date for Burden Bearer from Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver. Bluegrass Hall of Fame member Doyle Lawson is well known for high standards in every aspect of his musical career. Burden Bearer is the latest example of the exquisite precision in vocals, harmony and musicianship of Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver. The album is reminiscent of a traditional “call to a camp meeting.” It is a special music event of Bluegrass Gospel and A Capella music celebrating the musical legacy of faith, hope, struggle and victory of the spirit. Old time renderings live alongside newly forged Gospel songs that pay tribute to the aged, but timeless Gospel convention music tradition.

New Banjo Album, "Red Grass" from Ilya Toshinskiy

Hadley Music Group proudly released an instrumental album of original banjo tunes composed and performed by Ilya Toshinskiy on May 20, 2016. Ilya Toshinskiy has always been a bluegrass lover. That fact was beautifully established in the opening scene of the 2003 documentary “The Ballad of Bering Strait,” which follows the brief but memorable trajectory of his former band. A teenage Ilya, in his final exam on banjo at an elite Russian music academy in Moscow, introduces his program — a Bela Fleck number followed by “Foggy Mountain Breakdown” to professors who are clearly unfamiliar with bluegrass music. By the end of the performance, they are believers.

Mountain Heart Debuts on Opry and Billboard & Americana Charts

Blue SkiesNashville, TN -- Mountain Heart’s first new album in five years, Blue Skies, debuted at #2 on The Billboard Bluegrass Album chart and debuted at #37 on the Americana Airplay Chart. Blue Skies finds Mountain Heart completely reinventing themselves with a brand new lineup featuring frontman Josh Shilling, Molly Cherryholmes (of 5-time Grammy-nominees Cherryholmes), Jeff Partin, Aaron Ramsey, and Seth Taylor. The new album has been met with critical praise. Rolling Stone Country says it “feels like a long lost collision between the Allman Brothers and some expert bluegrass players.” Pop Matters stated, “...we are talking about great Southern music here, underpinned with virtuosic musicianship full of heart and soul” while No Depression said “...the prospects for widespread appeal are sunny indeed.”

Rebekah Long is Here with “Here I Am”

Rebekah Long - Here I AmRebekah Long will be releasing her first project, Here I Am May 20th on LUK Records. Produced by singer, songwriter and producer, Donna Ulisse, the album contains 13 bluegrass tracks consisting of new material, some old classics done with a bluegrass twist. Long is joined by her producer, Donna Ulisse and her husband, Rick Stanley and many other award winning bluegrass artists.

Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle Go #1 with “Aim High”

Steve Gulley & New PinnacleNashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Records is proud to announce that “Aim High”, the lead single by Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle from their upcoming album, has gone #1 this week on Bluegrass Today’s Weekly Airplay Chart. Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle is no stranger to the #1 position on Bluegrass Today’s Weekly Airplay Chart with “Leaving Crazytown” from their debut album going #1 six times, “which is a very rare occurrence and an incredible achievement for a new group”, noted Terry Herd from Bluegrass Today over a year ago.

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